The Latinx Caucus is excited to host Colonial, Postcolonial, and Hispanic Studies scholar, Dr. Laura Catelli from Instituto de Estudios Críticos en Humanidades, CONICET, Universidad Nacional in Rosario, Argentina. This event will be moderated by Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes and will include a short Q&A at the end. Dr. Catelli will be reading an excerpt from her book and speaking on the problem of mestizaje.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Catelli will also be donating her book to the Burke Library. Between September 18 and October 15, the Burke Library will have a display of books from Latinx Authors which are available to check out.
Laura Catelli was born in Argentina, and lived in the United States for almost twenty years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University and her Master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, specializing in Hispanic Colonial Studies. In 2008 she returned to Argentina, where she is currently a Tenured Researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). She is the founder and Director of the Center for Research and Studies in Postcolonial Theory at the Institute of Critical Studies in Humanities, CONICET/Universidad Nacional de Rosario. She is a Full professor of Problematics of Twentieth Century Latin American Art. Her research and teaching focus on the formation of Latin American racial imaginaries and their relation with colonialism, from a transdisciplinary postcolonial and decolonial perspective.
Academic Focus: PhD Colonial Studies, Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Postcolonial and decolonial perspectives on the problem of race and racism in cultural imaginaries in Latin America (literatures, visualities, cultural criticism)
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